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ACUTE EXPOSURE INFORMATION
- Biphenyl is an irritant of the eyes, nose, throat, mucous membranes and respiratory tract. Biphenyl is a powerful lung irritant by inhalation. Repeated dermal contact can result in sensitization dermatitis. Eye exposure produces redness and pain.
- Effects reported after acute exposure include cough, headache, flaccid paralysis, anorexia, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, bronchitis, insomnia, depression, memory loss, facial paralysis, vertigo, numbness and aching of the extremities and fatigue.
- Acute and chronic exposure result in central and peripheral nerve damage and severe liver injury.
- Chronic exposure produces symptoms of fatigue, headaches, tremor, insomnia, sensory impairment and mood changes; these occur rarely.
- Animal studies have shown central nervous system depression, paralysis and convulsions, as well as kidney damage.
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